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Connecting with state and territory prosecution services

As the CDPP prosecutes offences in all Australian jurisdictions, we have established procedures with each state and territory prosecution service for trials that involve both Commonwealth and state or territory offences.

We can prosecute indictable offences against state or territory laws where our Director and other senior CDPP legal staff hold an authority to do so under the relevant jurisdiction’s laws. In addition, our legal staff can conduct committal proceedings and summary prosecutions on behalf of the Director for offences against state or territory law where a Commonwealth officer is the informant.